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BCJLots of deer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007


Climbed at about 3am and saw dozens of glowing eyes in our headlamps from all the deer. Kind of creepy.
Posted Aug 30, 2008 8:13 pm

kavakFrom Rte 219  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 1998


This was part of a trip to climb the state highpoints in the region. I had just finished Spruce Knob in West Virginia and was making my way north. Enjoyed the singing Black-Throated Blue Warblers along the way. I don't seem them in Colorado.
Posted Aug 22, 2008 10:11 am

ChinigoHP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2002


I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 2 yrs old) did this as part of our first family HP trip.

I put Alex in the Kelty kid-carrying backpack and we climbed to the summit. Not much of a view, as I recall, but we met the Elliotts (who maintained the trail) on the way up - nice people.
Posted Aug 13, 2008 11:33 am

RedwicEnjoyable Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


This is a nice hike through beautiful woodland to reach the highpoint. The HP, itself, looks different than the rest of the route, but that's not too surprising because many HPs are like that. This was the second of seven HPs (plus Washington, D.C.) I would reach in two days' time. HP #26 for me.
Posted Aug 5, 2008 8:30 am

wildfamNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2008


Up and down in an hour-plus; nice trail. Driving by I almost missed the trailhead, but once located it was easy enough to follow the trail. View from the summit was a bonus. So was a quick stop at the smallest church.
Posted Aug 2, 2008 10:01 am

redmondSlightly lost but succesful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008
After stopping at the smallest church in the lower 48 states I went right past the trailhead. After a few miles I turned around and found it. Then again I blew right by the trail off the logging road, but realized that pretty quickly and turned around. Finally made the summit, turned around and headed to Spruce Knob.
Posted Jul 13, 2008 7:44 pm

2skinnersHP # 10 Done almost, then done again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008
Climbed on May 27th, and mistook the MD/WV border for the actual highpoint. Then got home and realized I actually did not make it to the top. Climbed again with my wife this time and made the extra 200 yards or so to the real highpoint. Beautiful day, relaxing hike. Glad to have it done for real.
Posted Jun 3, 2008 5:24 am

WoundedKneeNice hike at dusk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008


End of a long day. Actually got some decent views up top.
Posted May 27, 2008 12:28 pm

Cascade ScramblerNice little hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2008

Cascade Scrambler

This was a sweet little hike. Nice scenery. HP #7 for the Mrs, HP #9 for me.
Posted May 18, 2008 11:01 am

Zac Finley#2 on the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2008

Zac Finley

Made the short walk up the summit after driving from West Virginia's HP earlier the same morning. Nice views at the summit with a awesome certificate in the mail too. And the thick wire gate at the trail head was down, so you could drive up the dirt road a ways when i did this.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:28 pm

jimeganBACKBONE MTN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2004


Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:46 pm

Mike Swiznice walk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2007

Mike Swiz

Did this hike while spending thanksgiving in deep creek with my family.
Posted Feb 4, 2008 11:58 pm

weeds19Cold day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2001


I drove over while in DC for work. It's always good to get out of the city.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 5:47 pm

eric-grizMary Land  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 16, 2001


Earned myself a certificate.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 8:22 pm

tiogaEasy Trek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2005


Climbed it with a college friend. Probably the hardest part was trying to locate the "trailhead," which is just an orange 'HP' written on a tree on the side of the road.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 11:01 pm

Bark EaterA fine trail!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 25, 2007

Bark Eater

An enjoyable, easy hike up from the road. The trail blazes are gone, but the route is simple enough to follow. We had the summit to ourselves.
Posted Aug 26, 2007 4:21 pm

akashiruHike in the Rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Sunny thunderstorm chased us back down the hill after signing the register. Fun hike.
Posted Aug 4, 2007 11:08 pm

Dubstwo of three  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Hiked it in pouring rain but plentiful sunshine; it was pretty fun.
Posted Aug 3, 2007 12:02 pm

vanman7984X4ed almost to peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2005


East Coast Hiking to Backbone Mt -- Highest Point in MarylandEnded up driving my 4X4 SUV almost to the peak, then walked the last 200 yard to peak. Nothing to see from up there, but bagged off another high point.
Posted Jul 16, 2007 4:46 pm

gwave47Highpoint #13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2007


So did anybody know that there is another backbone mountain in Maryland 30 minutes away. I wondered around there for 40 minutes trying to find the highpoint via Mapquest directions. Finally I pulled out a map and realized I needed to be 20 minutes south of Oakland and not at Backbone Mountain 20 minutes east of Oakland. After that the hike was great, I really enjoyed it and bagged numbers 14 and 15 the same day.
Posted Jun 10, 2007 7:00 pm

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